Teachers continue their fight for living wages and fair working conditions; new study sheds light on the working environments of miners with black lung disease; more than 200 delivery drivers sue Amazon for unpaid wages; and McDonald’s workers vote to strike next week over sexual harassment.
Senator Harris’s bill to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality has won praise, but several commenters have also noted that much larger steps will also be necessary to fix the conditions that put black women at elevated risk of a range of health problems
Harsh working conditions in meatpacking plants set the scene for questions by Senator Dick Durbin of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
For the seventh consecutive year we prepared a yearbook to recount the best journalism, peer-reviewed literature, and reports from organizations on worker health and safety topics in the U.S. The yearbook was released on Labor Day 2018.
The “Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety,” which was released on Labor Day, profiles more than a dozen victories in states and localities to advance protections for workers.
The “Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety,” which was released on Labor Day, recaps the significant federal policy changes and activities over the past 12 months that affect injury and illness protections for workers.
For the seventh consecutive year, our OHS yearbook presents our choices for the most significant policy changes, advocacy activities, journalism and research over the past 12 months.
The Trump administration is pulling back worker safety efforts at nuclear weapons facilities; employers indicted in 2015 railcar explosion in Nebraska that killed two workers; a federal judge rebukes Trump’s efforts to make it easier to fire federal workers; and Bernie Sanders calls on Amazon warehouse workers to share their stories of low pay and harmful working conditions.
If all countries met World Health Organization standards for fine particulate air pollution, life expectancy gains could be similar in scale to eradicating breast and lung cancer.
A report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health examines the relationship between opioid overdose deaths and the work-related injury rates in the victims’ occupation and industry groups.